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OSCE welcomes launch of Registries of Public Employees

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomes the launch of the registries of public employees and appointees in the Bosnian-Podrinje Canton Goražde (BPC). The Mission has supported the BPC Government in the development of the registries, as part of its efforts to continue assisting in establishing similar registries in the Canton Sarajevo and the Brčko District. The Mission would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the role of the BPC Anti-corruption team and commend its commitment to the accomplishment of this complex task.

The registries, launched on 16 November 2020, represent a further step towards ensuring the transparent use of public funds in this Canton and building citizens’ trust in cantonal institutions. 

The registries will, among other things, enable access to financial data on employees of BPC’s public administration and institutions and provide information on officials appointed to conduct public functions along with appointments to oversight and steering bodies, committees and working groups. To ensure its accuracy and integrity, the registries are expected to be regularly updated. 

The Mission has been providing support to both legislative and executive structures in BiH to strengthen their anti-corruption efforts. To that end, the Mission has maximized the potential of digital technologies to prevent corruption, with BPC being the latest example. We hope to continue in the same vein, and focus on replicating best practices across BiH, starting with Central Bosnia Canton, where we also see promising developments related to the establishment of public registries.

The OSCE Mission to BiH remains committed to assisting the BPC in ensuring the transparent and responsible use of budget funds for the benefit of the Canton’s citizens.

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